You'll feel Mallorca's irresistible allure from the moment you ease your bike onto the road. Maybe it's the steep peaks and gorges of the Serra de Tramuntana. Or the nearly deserted back roads, where vigorous climbs and curlicue descents thrill cyclists of all persuasions. Or the sea fringed by secret pebble beaches. Come fall in love with it all.
1 Cycle through the countryside, passing picturesque windmills | Feeling energetic? Take on the area’s highest mountain, crowned by a famous pilgrimage spot | Relish fresh seafood on the Bay of Palma | Enjoy Mediterranean views from our hotel, a stunning 19-century fortress.
2-3 Behold the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range—cycling paradise found! | Ascend the ultra-curvy Orient-Bunyola route through some of Mallorca’s most breathtaking scenery | Wind through pine forests near the monastery that once hosted Frédéric Chopin and George Sand | Overnight in enchanting Valldemossa, once a Moorish hamlet.
4 Explore the island’s western reaches on a coastal ride | Stroll through the perched village of Deiá, source of inspiration for the islands’ artists | Relax in the cozy main square of Fornalutx before conquering Mallorca’s highest mountain pass | If you dare, brave the road to Sa Calobra, a thrilling roller coaster of hairpin turns plunging 3,000 feet to the sea.
5-6 Bike the winding road to Cap de Formentor, a bluff at the northernmost end of the island | Pedal along the southern side of the Serra de Tramuntana range into a fertile region dotted with vineyards and olive and walnut trees.